1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D - ALL ORIGINAL time capsule! 240D 300D DIESEL
- Condition: Used
- Make: Mercedes-Benz
- Model: 200-Series
- Year: 1969
- Mileage: 128,718
- VIN: 11511010055045
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1969 Mercedes-Benz 200-Series
Up for sale is my 1969 Mercedes-Benz 220D sedan W115. I am only the 2nd owner! The first owner, urchased this car new in 1969 and I purchased it after his death in 2008. His wife had traded it at a local used car lot in southern Tennessee. All original books and records were included with with my purchase. I'd been looking for a car of this exact make, odel, ear and color combination because it was the EXACT car I was brought home from the hospital in as a newborn and my parents kept until I was a teenager (with over 350K on the odometer when they sold theirs!). I purchased this for sentimental value and for nostalgic reasons. In the last 8 years, 've driven it less than 2,000 miles! I crank and drive it around town a couple of time a month and open it up on the freeway to keep all the fluids fresh and belts and hoses working. I had it resprayed in 2008 and had some door dents/grocery cart dings removed and filled before the body shop repainted the car in factory-correct DB-460 "Dark Maroon". The car has never been in a wreck and is very straight and true. NO RUST ANYWHERE! Last year, spent almost $3K in rebuilding the original manual transmission along with a ton of maintenance. I will upload this receipt from this work when my Mercedes mechanic sends e-mails it to me. All matching numbers on the chassis, ransmission and engine! I have also changed the oil every year just to keep it fresh. I've entrusted all of the service and maintenance in the last 4 years to Helmut Telvini at Mercedeshop in North Miami Beach. Before then, oe McCamble at Star Service Center in Memphis, ennessee took care of it as did Mercedes Specialist of Oxford, ississippi. Helmet is a Mercedes-only mechanic from Germany and knows these cars like the back of his hands. The car starts right up and doesn't smoke much at all while driving or idling. It's just a stunning ride to behold and everything works perfectly.
A few problem issues include: the instrument cluster needs 2 new bulbs to illuminate correctly at night - I'm going to replace these before the auction ends. The transmission shifts smoothly through all 4 forward gears and reverse, ut the shift linkages were installed backwards so it shifts from the opposite of what's shown on the gear shift ball - easy to learn where all gears live once you drive it for 1-2 minutes. While the car is equipped with a rare factory AC option and the compressor turns over, he AC doesn't blow cold. I and my mechanic are guessing at 128K miles as the odometer only has 5 figures and he says it's in extremely good overall condition and doesn't believe it to have covered more than 128K. As for any car that's turning 50 soon, t's not without slight cosmetic problems but I would honestly trust this car to drive anywhere with new tires (it's got tires that are about 12 years old now with plenty of tread left on them but they are slightly dry rotted around the side walls) and while they still drives fine, don't like cursing above 70 on them. I had the original European headlights shipped from Germany and they are WAY brighter/nicer looking than the standard US sealed beam headlamps. One of the rear reflectors on the RH side fell off when it was being detailed last week but these only run about $20 on eBay. I'm going to try to see if they found it at the detail shop when they reopen tomorrow. It has all original windows - including the windshield and all original weather stripping. The rear LH headliner is sagging a little right next to the rear window but is otherwise in excellent condition and not sagging anywhere else except in their 5" area. There is a very small tear in the MB-TEX in the drivers seat (less than 1/4" around) and the RH rear carpet floor mat is coming a bit unraveled. Other than that, t's in excellent shape overall. The car will come freshly detailed and will include all books records (including original factory data cards) and both original keys from the factory (not copies!). Enjoy all of the high-res photos taken in the last 2 weeks of the car in various lighting conditions to better show you the overall quality of the car.
This is an ALL-SOUTHERN (TN, S, nd FL only) car! Great shape, reat mechanically and cosmetically, nd turns heads. Very fuel efficient and fun to drive! Make me your best offer!$500 deposit due within 24 hours of auction's end, ull payment due within 7 days via cashier's check, oney order, r bank wire transfer. These cars in good shape are becoming harder to find and will soon be worth a pretty penny! I'l be happy to help coordinate shipping with your transport company or would be happy to pick you up at the airpot (MIA or FLL) if you'd like to pick it up and drive it home.